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The Bulletin of the Rotary Club of Morden 
District 1145

The festive season is upon us and for us Rotarians this means Christmas collections in the cold and dark. Details of the routes have been sent out by Philip so we need as many as possible to turn up. This year whilst we were hoping for a Santa in the float, due to Road Traffic law we will have a walking Santa. We have permission to collect again in Lower Morden Lane which adds considerably to our total collection.

Hopefully all the Crocus bulbs have been planted and we hope to see an effusion of colour come spring.


On my Twitter account I spotted an item referring to "Light up Morden" for Friday 1st of December so I went along to see if it could be useful to us to recruit new members. The main part of the festivities is in front of the Baptist Church and more importantly the businessmen of Morden would be dining at Ganley's.

As this was research on behalf of Rotary I decided to have a drink in Ganley's (honorarium spent) and was informed that 29 people had booked in but when I left no one had turned up.

I did ascertain however that the driving force of these events is a person called John Merriman who has a music studio in Crown Lane  and is also involved in trying to Make LB MERTON cultural borough of the year 2019 so we should contact him and suggest  that we as a Rotary club get involved as well.

We also had an outing to the House of Commons with Siobhain Mc Donagh which was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Tony for organising this.

As this is the last bulletin before Christmas may I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


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